Women's Soccer Team Competes in Locks of Love Event

Kemme1TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman women's soccer team competed at the annual Locks of Love charity event at Indiana State University in April.

The Fightin' Engineers squared off with St. Joseph's College in the lone match of its non-traditional spring schedule, as permitted by NCAA rules. 

The event included 10 total teams and was hosted by Indiana State University.  Other competing teams included Purdue, Indiana, St. Louis, Ball State, IUPUI, Evansville and IPFW. 

Multiple players on the Engineer roster donated hair for the organization, and the team has also led a campus wide fundraiser to raise funds.

The Locks of Love organization, which began operation in 1998, provides the prostheses to children, ages 6-21, every 18 months for a total of up to 10 hairpieces. These hairpieces require between 6-10 ponytails and take approximately 4-6 months to manufacture. Thousands of bundles of donated hair arrive as a result of the national publicity that Locks of Love receives in newspapers, magazines, television programs and other events. Monetary donations to Locks of Love are tax deductible.